Cathedral Slava in Pittsburgh

Cathedral Slava in Pittsburgh
Cathedral Slava in Pittsburgh
Cathedral Slava in Pittsburgh
Cathedral Slava in Pittsburgh

On Sunday, June 4th, Holy Trinity Cathedral of Pittsburgh welcomed His Grace Bishop Irinej to help celebrate its patronal feast day of Pentecost.  

Following the procession around the outside of the church, the Slavski kolach and koljivo were blessed.  Kumovi were Ray and Shirley Popovich. Following Divine Liturgy, a luncheon followed at Salvatore’s Events and Catering where this year’s five high school graduates and two college graduates were honored. 

New Martyrs of the Piva canonized

New Martyrs of the Piva canonized
New Martyrs of the Piva canonized
New Martyrs of the Piva canonized
New Martyrs of the Piva canonized

On the feast of the Third Finding of the Head of St. John the Baptist, on June 7, 2017, His Grace Bishop Joanikije of Budim and Niksic celebrated the Holy Liturgy in the memory-church at the Dola village in the Piva region.

Quite a great number of the clergy and hieromonks from this Diocese concelebrated, with the prayerful participation of numerous faithful people. During the Divine Liturgy the Rite of canonization of the Holy New Martyrs of the Piva was performed, following a decision of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church brought at their spring session, and consequently they have been included into the Diptych of saints.

Press Release of the Inter-Church Commission of the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Croatian Bishops' Conference

The fifth meeting of the Inter-Church Commission of the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Croatian Bishops’ Conference was held at the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ in Podgorica, Montenegro, on Wednesday the 7th  and on Thursday the 8th of June 2017, the task of  task was to jointly consider the role of Archbishop Alojzije Stepinac before, during and after the Second World war.

The theme of the meeting was "The Archbishop and Cardinal Stepinac and Communist persecution from 1945 to 1960."

Pentecost in Montana

 Pentecost in Montana
 Pentecost in Montana
 Pentecost in Montana
 Pentecost in Montana

On June 3rd, Saturday of Souls, the parish of St. Herman of Alaska in Kalispell Montana experienced the pentecostal joy of receiving our beloved hierarch and arch-pastor, bishop Maxim, for the celebration of the Divine Liturgy. 

Being the eve of the great feast of Pentecost, the Liturgy felt doubly festal that day as the faithful of the Flathead Valley gathered in synaxis to pray for our departed and to recall and anticipate the great gift of the Holy Spirit.

Свеправославна Литургија у цркви Светог Саве у Лондону

Свеправославна Литургија у цркви Светог Саве у Лондону
Свеправославна Литургија у цркви Светог Саве у Лондону
Свеправославна Литургија у цркви Светог Саве у Лондону
Свеправославна Литургија у цркви Светог Саве у Лондону

On Pentecost Monday, the Pan-orthodox Liturgy was celebrated at St Sava’s Church in London.

The Eucharistic assembly was led by his Eminence Archbishop Gregorios of Thyateira and Great Britain of the Patriarchate of Constantinople and concelebrating with him were: Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh, Russian Orthodox Church, Bishop Dositey of Great Britain and Scandinavia, Serbian Orthodox Church, Archbishop of Dmanisi, Agarak-Tashiri, and Great Britain and Ireland: Zenon (Iaradzhuli), Auxiliary Bishop Ignatius (Muresan), Romanian Church, The Right Reverend Athanasios (Theocharous), Bishop of Tropaeou   The Most Reverend Kallistos (Ware), Metropolitan of Diokleia, a Professor at Oxford University, was also present at this great event of the pan-orthodox union.

Serbian Patriarch met representatives of the Union of education workers

Serbian Patriarch met representatives of the Union of education workers
Serbian Patriarch met representatives of the Union of education workers
Serbian Patriarch met representatives of the Union of education workers
Serbian Patriarch met representatives of the Union of education workers

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received President of the Union of Education Workers of Serbia, Ms. Jasna Jankovic, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade, on 7 June 2017

Ms. Jankovic expressed gratitude to the Head of the Serbian Orthodox Church for the cordial reception during which they discussed the still unresolved employment status of teachers of religious education - catechists in the schools of the Republic of Serbia. Patriarch Irinej thanked the esteemed guest for the visit, care and efforta, wishing her all the best from the Lord.